See Gateway Deployment Requirements for gateway appliance and Windows gateway sizing guidelines.
|Resource type||Environment||Required instrumentation|
|Linux server||Data center||Gateway appliance|
|Linux server||Cloud||Public cloud collector|
|Windows server||Data center||Windows gateway. See guidelines for the Windows gateway below.|
|Windows server||Cloud||Public cloud collector|
|VMware ESXi server||Data center||Gateway appliance|
|SNMP enabled network resources (switches, routers, ...)||Data center||Gateway appliance|
|Storage arrays (NAS and SAN)||Data center||Gateway appliance|
|Other IaaS, PaaS resources||Cloud||Public cloud collector|
|Resource type||Environment||Instrumentation options||Recommended options|
|Linux server||Data center||Linux agent, gateway appliance||Linux agent|
|Linux server||Cloud||Linux agent, gateway appliance, public cloud collector||Linux agent|
|Windows server||Data center||Windows agent||Windows agent|
|Windows server||Cloud||Windows agent, public cloud collector||Windows agent|
|VMware ESXi server||Data center||Gateway appliance||Gateway appliance|
|Other IaaS, PaaS resources||Cloud||Public cloud collector||Public cloud collector|
|SNMP enabled network resources (switches, routers, ...)||Data center||Gateway appliance||Gateway appliance|
ImportantThe Windows gateway is not recommended for monitoring Windows servers. To monitor Windows servers, deploy agents on the servers.
The following gateway options are available:
A gateway appliance is a virtual appliance and is intended to be the default form factor for most deployment scenarios.
A Windows gateway is a Windows application and is intended for a limited set of scenarios where the gateway appliance cannot be deployed.
Windows gateway application scenarios
The Windows gateway supports limited functionality compared to the gateway appliance. The Windows gateway should be used only in the following scenarios.
Monitor network devices in small office environments
In small-office IT environments that do not have a hypervisor to run the gateway appliance, the Windows gateway can be used to discover and monitor network resources, such as switches, routers, and firewalls.
Discover Windows servers running on bare metal
In IT environments with Windows servers running on bare metal, the Windows gateway can be used to discover servers, individually, because there is no hypervisor to discover servers in bulk.
The Windows gateway does not support proxy mode (available in the gateway appliance) and cannot be used as a proxy for agents to connect to OpsRamp.
The Windows gateway does not support API-based registration.